And their off………..Ollie & Sarah begin a 2 month working & racing trip to Vegas (Sin City for some) and Hawaii!! We will keep you all updated on their travels and racing over the coming months, first up will be Sarah in Vegas next weekend so stay tuned.

For the rest off us it is recovery week ahhhhhh. You may have noticed that the past couple of weeks have been solid, so ensure you follow your programs and stick to the T2 & T3 efforts, you have earned it. There is nothing to gain but much to loose by over training at this time of the year.

Please note that Ryan & Emma are manning the office while our leaders are away and all sessions will remain the same, any changes that may occur will be communicated to athletes. Both Ollie & Sarah will be on email but not contactable by phone. On request athletes can communicate via skype, but preferred initial contact will be email. If you have any general questions while Sarah & Ollie are away please direct them to [email protected].


At this months team meeting we were introduced to Nick from FIT health insurance who briefed us on the fantastic benefits of FIT’s innovative policy and rewards. See below for further details.                                                                                                                                        Our fantastic partners Giant extended Tri Alliance the opportunity to be the first to get our hands on the new 2013 range via their premium dealer Bicycles Inc. The team from Bicycles Inc are offering an exclusive deal to Tri Alliance athletes: 20% off the Giant range plus all parts and accessories in store!!
First shipment is due 10th of September, be quick we already have pre orders in and limited stock available.

Bicycles Inc.                                                                                                                                         Contact +61 3 9826 3555                                                                                                              ADDRESS 1/316-320 Toorak Rd South Yarra, VIC 3141                                                                HOURS Mon-Thurs 10am-6pm Fri 10am-7pm
Sat 10am-5pm & Sun 11am-4pm

We also had the opportunity to enjoy the Zoolander in action interviewing TA favourite Marina Jurjevic & our newest pro recruit Renee Lane on their current training and attitude towards racing. Followed by some lighthearted on the spot Q&A, in which both performed exceptionally well.
To finish up the squad broke up into smaller groups for some valuable discussion time with the coaches. We hope you all took something away from the night that will assist you with you racing and training goals. We look forward to the next meeting in October.

FIT Health Insurance is a new type of health insurance that rewards you for keeping fit, playing sport and staying active.
FIT covers all the things that other health funds do, providing great cover and benefits for singles, couples, single parents and families and as the name suggests, FIT has been designed specifically for active people.
Click here
to find out how you can benefit….


Our Pre Season Training Camp is our third training camp for the year and is help in Apollo Bay – approximately 2.5hours from Melbourne along the Great Ocean Road. This camp is aimed at all levels of abilities, fitness levels and race distances. So whether you are new to the sport, looking for podium finishes or training for Half/Full Ironman, this training camp is for you.
We are lucky enough to have Level 3 VIS Assistant Triathlon Coach Jarrod Evans heading up the camp. His knowledge and expertise is highly sought after and by attending this camp you will have direct access to him!
to read more and to reserve your place! But hurry, as the camp is nearly sold out!


Our most popular beginner triathlon training program is set to go again for the 2012/2013 Triathlon Season. If you know of anyone who may be interested to try their first triathlon with us, make sure you check out the details and get them to reserve their place early as places fill quickly! Click here to read more…


**Please note we have made a slight change to which athletes attend Monday Night Swims at MSAC. 6.00pm is now Low and Top advanced athletes only and 7.15pm is Top Intermediate, Low Intermediate & Beginners.

We also ask for athletes to be considerate of others during sessions that are busy. During such occasions Coaches will use discretion on how the session will run so please ensure you follow direction and be mindful of other swimmers around you. We want every athlete to have an enjoyable experience while training.

Swim Lane Groups: (per 500m Time Trial)
Top Advanced –         7:40min and below (can hold 1:30/100m and below)
Low Advanced –        7:45-8:20min (can hold 1:30-1:40/100m)
Top Intermediate –   8:25-9:15 (can hold 1:40-1:50/100m)
Low Intermediate –  9:20-10:45 (can hold around 2min/100m)
Beginners –                 11+min (holding 2:15+/100m)

Swim Sessions per Swim Groups:
Monday 6.00pm (outdoor pool 2 lanes)  Low and Top Advanced
Monday 7.15pm (outdoor pool 3 lanes)   Top Intermediate, Low Intermediate & Beginners
Wednesday 5.45am (outdoor pool 3 lanes) Top intermediate, Low and Top Advanced
Wednesday 7.15pm (indoor pool 3 lanes)  Low intermediate & Beginners
*Friday 5.30am (outdoor pool 2 lanes)     Low and Top Advanced
*Friday 6.30am (outdoor pool 2 lanes)     Top Intermediate and Low Intermediate


On Sunday our 6 female Tri Alliance athletes were announced as pace runners for this years  Women’s Fun Run and took to Catani Gardens with Coach and professional photography Lisa Saad for a fun photoshoot to promote the event. The Sussan Women’s Fun Run has been an iconic event on the Australian women’s fun run scene for over 25 years. What began in 1986 as a relatively small fun run has grown into one of Australia’s premier women’s only fun run!
This year Tri Alliance is offering exclusive access to all entrants FREE run training sessions and training plans to ensure you are in the best shape to complete this year’s Sussans Women’s Run – and have fun while doing it! Our friendly and experienced female coaches will guide you in training and our pace runners will also be there to assist – so get to know the girls who will be pacing you on event day!
Keep an eye out for more on these girls as we lead into this Womens only Run Event on Sund 2 Dec by SuperSprint Events.

Kristine Hopkins | Lisa MacFarlane | Kristine Banks-Smith | Brianna Scarlett | Kathryn Siddle | Izzie Cooper

Lisa is a renowed photography in the industry and has a very impressive resume. To find out more visit Lisa Saad Photography.


Going Going Gone……..

2012 Entries to the Melbourne Marathon Half Marathon event are now sold out. If you are still thinking about entering the 10k or Full Marathon event you better get your entries in fast. CLICK HERE for more information and to enter.

Long Course
9 Sept – Half IM World Champs, Las Vegas. Goodluck to Ollie & Sarah
13/14 Oct – IM World Champs, Kona. Goodluck to Ollie and Marina Jurjevic
14 Oct – Melbourne Half/Full Marathon
28 Oct – Port Macquarie Half Ironman
18 Nov – Shepparton Half Ironman
9 Dec – Ironman Western Australia
16 Dec – Canberra Half Ironman

Short Course
16 Sept – Duathlon Race 3, Kew
30 Sept – Hazelwood Sprint/Olympic Distance Tri
7 Oct – Duathlon Race 4, Richmond (Vic Championships)
21 Oct – Sprint Distance World Champs. Goodluck to Michael Grau-Veliz
22 Oct – Olympic Distance World Champs. Goodluck to Emma and Geoff Taylor
21 Oct – Yarrawonga MultiSports Festival – Vic Olympic Distance Champs
28 Oct – Noosa Olympic Distance
25 Nov – Gatorade Race 1, StKilda
16 Dec – Gatorade Race 2, Elwood


Entries now open for the Gatorade Series 2012/13                                


Stay tuned for an exclusive discount code from Tri Alliance athletes!



Keep an eye out on the LaTrobe Valley Triathlon Club Website as entries open for the Hazelwood triathlon tomorrow. This race is being held on Sunday 30 September and is a good leadin race for those doing Noosa and focusing on short course races for the 2012/2013 Season.


Victorian Olympic Distance Chmpionships | National Aquathon Championships
The Yarrawonga MultiSports festival being run by Triathlon Victoria is gearing up to be a good race on the triathlon calendar. This is an ideal race for those NOT racing Noosa and want a practise run for Shepparton Half Ironman or a hit out before the start of the main triathlon season. This race is also the Victorian Olympic Distance Championships (previously held at Sandringham), so if you want to snare the title of Vic Champ, then make sure you lock this date in your diary! Also held over this weekend are the Nattional Aquathon Championships (Saturday) and Sprint Distance Race on Sunday.
CLICK HERE for more information and to enter.

Would you like to win a set of Gravity Zero wheels to the value of $1495? To go into the draw to win this fantastic prize you need only to complete two simple steps:

1. ‘Share’ this post before 11:59pm September 10th 2012 on Triathlon Victoria’s Face book
2. Enter any event at the Yarrawonga Festival before 11:59pm Sept 10th 2012
Why not enter now?  You have a good chance of winning this great prize and can take advantage of our ‘early bird’ event prices (also finishing September 10th). Thanks to our great sponsor Gravity Zero for their support in this competition and look out for their marquee at the new Yarrawonga Multiport Festival!


Changes to training timetable – Thursday AM rides around Albert Park.

Commencing Thursday 6th September, the Thursday am Windtrainer session will be replaced with a road ride around Albert Park lake for Intermediate & Advanced athletes. Meet 5.50am at the MSAC main entrance for a 6.00am roll out. Please note front and rear lights are compulsory for this session.

Please read the following details for training this weekend:


Please find below programmed rides for this weekend. Please ensure you follow your program distances and attend the ride group that is to your ability, level and what you are training for. Coaches will provide briefs on the ride, but will not necessarily be on each of the ride distances. All riders should now be confident and comfortable to ride in a group, and know road rules and signalling. We have worked extremely hard over the past few months to educate riders on safe riding and we expect all Tri Alliance athletes to abide by not only the road rules, but also safe riding ettiquette and riding ethics. Next week we will commence beginner specific rides again.  If you are unsure of which group you should be riding in please contact us in the office on 9645 2223.

Ironman & Half Ironman
Meet: North Point Cafe, Brighton
Time: 6.50am brief for 7.00am start
Ride: Beach Rd, Half IM 100km-130k Full IM 130km-150km

Olympic & Sprint Advanced/Intermediate
Meet: North Point Cafe, Brighton
Time: 6.50am brief for 7.00am start
Ride: Beach Rd, Sprint 70km-90k Olympic 90km-110km

*Please note the above groups will roll out separately. Ensure you are on time for briefing as ride details will be provided.

Sprint / Beginner
Meet: Studley Park Boat House, 1 Studley Park Road Kew.
Time: 7.15am brief for 7.30am start
Coach Darren will take you through a session along side our Kinglake riders, including improving your hill riding skills.
If you want to improve your hill riding and skills don’t miss this one!

Meet: Fairfield Boathouse, Fairfield Park Rd, Fairfield
Time: 8.00am at Fairfield
Note: There will be no run from MSAC



One of our athletes Rob Beswick-Davison is hanging up his Tri shoes in favour of looking after his gorgeous 10 month old daughter Zara. As such there are some great deal to be snatched up.

Nineteen Tsunami Wetsuit

Large Suit male: 5″10′ to 6″4′.

I am 98kgs. Used for 1 full season of triathlon, has some minor creasing (due to storage) and a few small surface nicks (not holes) in the left arm that are easily repaired with wetsuit repair gum.

Also comes with Neoprene swim cap (not branded).



Pearl iZumi Cycling Thermals

Shoe covers: XL

Full Arm Thermals: M

Full Leg Thermals: L

Complete set.

As new condition. Used only a handful of times in Winter 2011.


Minoura Mag500D Indoor Cycling Trainer

Used for 1 full season. In fantastic condition – well maintained.

Also comes with Minoura Magriser for front wheel stability.

– The entry level tyre drive trainer

– Oval dimension steel tubing lightweight frame

– Fixed type left side coupling (standard)

– Double sided “Liberty” series Magnetic resistance unit

– 0.5 kgs steel disc flywheel

– 7 resistance levels



T1 Plus Profile Design Cycling Aero/Tri Bars

Used for 2 months before my bike was stolen (thankfully I didn’t have my tri-bars connected at the time!).

Now I don’t have a bike to connect them to. They are virtually like brand new.

– Multi-position ski bend extensions suitable for triathlon or time trial

– 6061-T6 aluminum extensions and forged brackets

– Injection molded F-19 length, width, and rotationally adjustable anatomic armrests

– Equipped with “J2” Brackets for an adjustable lower arm position

– Color: Anodized matte black

– Clamp: Fits 26.0mm & 31.8mm bars

– Weight: 503 grams



Safe Training!
Team Tri Alliance

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